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Tualatin Indian Language (Tualitin)

The Tualatin Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Kalapuya Indians and speakers of a northern Kalapuya dialect. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Tualatin people were relocated to the Grand Ronde reservation in Oregon during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. The Tualatin Kalapuya language is no longer spoken today, but some young people are working to learn their ancestral language again. The Tualatin people have also been known as the Tualati, Tualitin, Atfalati, Fallatah, or Wapato Lake Indians.

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Tualatin Language Links

MultiTree: Tualatin Dialect:
    Theories about Tualatin language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Tualatin Culture and History Links

The Grand Ronde Confederation:
    Homepage of the community where most Tualatin people live today.
The Tualatin Indians:
    History of the Tualatin tribe.
Oregon Encyclopedia: Tualatin Peoples:
    Article about the Tualatin villages of Oregon.
Tribes and Bands of Traditional Oregon:
    Map showing the location of Oregon tribes including the Tualatin.
Tualatin People:
    Wikipedia article on the Tualatin Indians.

Books for sale on the Tualatin Indians

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Atfalati/Tualatin.
Living in the Great Circle: The Grand Ronde Indian Reservation 1855-1905:
    History of the Grand Ronde Confederation.



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